Laura Jourdan, photographer
Educated as a biologist and a polar guide, Laura works as a nature guide on board expedition ships and is a self-taught wildlife photographer. Her photographs draw portraits of animals in their environment and invite the public to know them better in order to protect them better.
Her subjects of interest vary from marine mammals to sea birds above or below the water surface : whales, orcas, dolphins, polar bears, seals, fur seals, sea lions, walruses, penguins and albatrosses.
Photographer but also storyteller, Laura matches her photos with information on the species she photographs. It can be pure scientific data like evolution, reproduction, predation, migration ; modern challenges faced by the animal like climate change, pollution, fishing ; or the story of her shot.
Laura photographs everywhere in the world and writes in French and English according to her clients´ request. She works on subjects similar to her favorite subjects, in standard or underwater photography, for magazines specialized in nature and wildlife such as National Geographic, GEO, Nature or Nature Conservancy Magazine.